Ben Miller

Ben Miller

Highest Rated: 92% Razzle Dazzle: A Journey Into Dance (2007)

Lowest Rated: 14% Huge (2010)

Birthday: Feb 24, 1966

Birthplace: London, England, UK

Ben Miller was a popular British comedian, director, producer, and writer best known for his roles on the television shows "Armstrong and Miller" (Channel 4 1997-2001) and "Death In Paradise" (BBC 2011-2014). Miller was born in London, England and grew up in Nantwich, Cheshire, the son of two literature professors. He studied natural sciences at St. Catherine's College, Cambridge, but he also was involved in the theater scene there, performing with and dating actress Rachel Weisz. He went on to pursue his PhD in solid state physics there, but he dropped out to move to London and pursue comedy. He began performing sketch comedy, pairing up with another Cambridge graduate, Alexander Armstrong. Their live act eventually turned into a comedy show, "Armstrong and Miller" as well as a BBC radio show. With the franchise's success, Miller began appearing in films, starring in Steve Coogan's first film, "The Parole Officer" (2001). He also appeared in the Rowan Atkinson vehicle "Johnny English" (2003) as the title character's sidekick. He continued to appear in British television shows, eventually directing his own film about the standup comedy world, "Huge" (2010). In 2013, he released his first book, which combined his interests in physics and comedy into an accessible science volume called "It's Not Rocket Science." Miller starred in the hugely popular "Death In Paradise" as the fish out of water detective Richard Poole, leaving the show to much popular dismay in 2013. Miller wanted to spend more time with his family; his wife at the time was pregnant with Miller's third child. After that, he appeared in smaller roles on television and in film, including a guest appearance on "Doctor Who" (BBC 1963- ) as the Sheriff of Nottingham in a Robin Hood-themed episode in 2013. He also co-starred in the dysfunctional-family comedy "What We Did On Our Holiday" (2014) opposite David Tennant and Rosamund Pike.


Highest Rated Movies



60% 83% The Extraordinary Journey of the Fakir Officer Smith (Character) $56.7K 2018
37% 49% Johnny English Strikes Again Bough (Character) $4.3M 2018
29% 40% Molly Moon and the Incredible Book of Hypnotism Mr. Alabaster (Character) - 2015
No Score Yet No Score Yet Timespace Felix (Character) - 2014
73% 71% What We Did on Our Holiday Gavin McLeod (Character) - 2014
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Black Dove Production Design $22.1K 2012
14% 8% Huge Director,
- 2010
No Score Yet 47% Within the Whirlwind Krasny (Character) - 2009
No Score Yet 20% Frat House Massacre Production Design - 2008
92% 67% Razzle Dazzle: A Journey Into Dance Mr Jonathan (Character) - 2007
No Score Yet No Score Yet Starry Night Unknown (Character),
- 2005
No Score Yet No Score Yet Marple: The Body in the Library Basil Blake (Character) - 2004
28% 59% The Prince & Me Soren (Character) $28.2M 2004
33% 51% Johnny English Bough (Character) $28M 2003
No Score Yet No Score Yet Rage and Discipline Producer - 2003
No Score Yet 62% The Actors Clive (Character) - 2003
57% 63% The Parole Officer Colin (Character) - 2001
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Blind Date Joe Maxwell (Character) - 2000
71% 74% There's Only One Jimmy Grimble Johnny Two Dogs (Character) - 2000
24% 68% Plunkett & Macleane Dixon (Character) $471.4K 1999
No Score Yet 62% Hunting Venus Gavin (Character) - 1999


No Score Yet No Score Yet Bridgerton Lord Featherington (Character) 2020
40% No Score Yet Sticks and Stones Carter (Character) 2019
95% No Score Yet Tracey Ullman's Show Robert Murdoch (Guest Star) 2017-2018
72% 91% Upstart Crow Wolf Hall (Character) 2018
58% 75% Death in Paradise DI Richard Poole (Character) 2017 2013-2014 2011
No Score Yet No Score Yet I Want My Wife Back Murray (Character) 2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet Would I Lie to You? Contestant 2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet Asylum Dan (Character) 2015
No Score Yet No Score Yet Alan Davies: As Yet Untitled Guest 2015
No Score Yet No Score Yet Crackanory Narrator 2014
93% 75% Doctor Who The Sheriff of Nottingham (Guest Star) 2014
No Score Yet 74% Primeval Unknown (Character) 2011 2007-2009
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Armstrong and Miller Show Unknown (Character) 2010
No Score Yet No Score Yet Worst Week of My Life Unknown (Character) 2004-2006
82% 100% Doc Martin Stewart James (Guest Star) 2005
No Score Yet No Score Yet Malice Aforethought Dr. Edmund Bickleigh (Character) 2005
No Score Yet No Score Yet Agatha Christie's Marple Unknown (Character) 2004


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